Today I had the wonderful gift of a few uncommitted, unscheduled hours in Hartselle, Alabama, where I’m staying near Tune Farm. What a joy to put some comfy boots on and take off down the street to see what I could see.

The Tune Farm house, soon after it was built, around 1919.

Knowing, always, that when you take off on foot you’re taking your life in your hands (or on your feet in this case) and going totally against the grain. A couple of miles down Highway 31, another turn or two, and I was on Main Street in Hartselle, Alabama, in front of a cafe I couldn’t resist.

Plus, I’d been in the South for two days and hadn’t had a pimento cheese sandwich yet. Did they have green tea? Yep. A side of deviled eggs? Yep. Was the pimento cheese squishy and cloying? Yep. All my dreams were coming true.

Would I like something else (“Darlin'”)? What would she suggest? Bread pudding? (Frown) Rice pudding? (Scowl.) Sugar-free chocolate pie? Oh, Honey. Bingo. How did she know?

And who woulda thunk. But there it was, right in the heart of Hartselle, just as sweet as it could be.

It’s only open for lunch, but what a sweet couple of hours that is at #Cahoots.

Table decor at Cahoots.

A perfect house, on a shady corner in Hartselle. Don’t we all harbor a fantasy somewhere of afternoons spent on a porch like this? Doing not much. Talking. Singing. Reading. Shelling green beans. Sewing.

So much to look at.

– L


  1. Destiny Zestiny Elmore via Facebook says:

    Thanks for taking us on your walk with you, lovely Lynneyloo, it looks like a most delightful afternoon. And that pie! Yummy.:) Enjoy Alabama. xo

  2. Chris Dougherty Andres via Facebook says:

    What a darling day and place. Thanks for sharing!

  3. amandahawking says:

    What a wonderful time..What’s in this fab cheese sandwich? Never heard if that cheese? Green tea, tick… And I Flove the house.. So American..such a beauty! Are you home? Thanks for delighting my Tuesday morning xoxo ❤❤❤

  4. Claudia Orieux via Facebook says:

    What a charming place for lunch! Thanks for beautiful words Lynne . Enjoyed the picture you painted… make the reader feel like they are there. xox

  5. Alison Kong via Facebook says:

    That chocolate pie looks yummy!!

  6. Blakley Huntley via Facebook says:

    What?! I was just there last weekend. Well not THERE there but in the State. Ships passing.

  7. TinaFunez says:

    What an amazing place. Sounds lovely. Thank you for sharing with us! xoxo Aahh my kinda lunch. Yum yum! Love Pimento cheese sandwiches.

  8. Tina Funez via Facebook says:

    <3 Love!

  9. Chanda Camese via Facebook says:

    You always find the most uniquely interesting eating places.

  10. shannola says:

    What a lovely walk that was with you. I would love to have a porch like that. My dream is to have a walk around porch. <3 it.

  11. Rose says:

    Lynne, you’re a southern at heart. I think you’ll love our little country diner in Tunica. Those bar stools and the table and chairs are the same. I’m sure they serve pimento chesse. I’m not too sure about the sugar-free chocolate pie. Bread pudding and peach cobbler for sure. Okay, that’s not good, but you’ll love the setting and the southern hospitality.

  12. LaurieandDeeAnn says:

    Thank you for sharing this with us, Lynne! What a great place!!

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